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The R.O.C.K. Society
Friday, March 25
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
12:30 pm
Registration Open
*Lunch is not provided
1:10 - 1:15 pm
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Session One: Hyperoxaluria and Antibiotics
Moderators: Lama Nazzal & Kyle Wood

Antibiotic and Oxalate Interactions Impact Atherosclerosis and Calcium Oxalate Stones in the Kidneys
Jose A. Agudelo
Cleveland Clinic, Columbus, OH

The Risk of Symptomatic Kidney Stones after Antibiotic Use
Charat Thongprayoon
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

The Gulo(-/-) Mouse: A Useful Model for Studying Endogenous Oxalate Production From Ascorbic Acid
Joseph J. Crivelli
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Hyperoxaluria and Not Hypercalcuria Is the Primary Risk for Calcium Oxalate Supersaturation in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Mira Keddis
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
2:15 - 3:30 pm
Session Two: Searching for Determinants of Kidney Stone Disease
Moderators: Aaron W. Miller & Tanecia Mitchell

A Genome-Wide Association Study of Nephrolithiasis Identified from Electronic Health Records
Ryan Hsi
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

NMR Metabolomics and Urine Chemistries in Incident Kidney Stone Formers compared to Controls
Aleksandar Denic
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Metabolome- and Genome-Wide Association Analysis of CaOx Kidney Stone Disease in a Dog Model
Lauren A. Baker
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Lithogenic Urinary Changes during Pregnancy
Vernon M. Pais
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Kidney Macrophages and Urinary Stone Disease in Humans
Muthuvel Jayachandran
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
4:00 - 5:15 pm
Session Three: Ureteral Stents and Post-Surgical Discomfort
Moderators: Patrick S. Lowry & Justin B. Ziemba

Risk Factors for Patient-Reported Stent-Associated Symptoms - Results from the USDRN STENTS Study
Jonathan Harper
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The Patient Voice: Experiences with Ureteral Stent Removal - A USDRN Study
Amy L. Corneli & Chuck Scales
Duke University, Durham, NC

Quantitative Sensory Testing and Ureteral Stent-Associated Symptoms - A USDRN Study
Henry Lai
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Ureteral Stent Discomfort: What Do the Data Reveal About the Best Approaches For Symptom Mitigation?
Ephrem O. Olweny
Rush University Medical Center, River Forest, IL

The Social Impact of Surgery for Nephrolithiasis: Results from the Endourological Society TOWER Rese
Ben Schurhamer
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
5:15 - 6:15 pm
Networking Reception
Saturday, March 26
7:30 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast with Industry
8:00 - 9:00 am
Session Four: Characterizing and Managing Metabolic Risk Factors for Stones
Moderators: Justin Friedlander & Anna Zisman

Characteristics of Patients with Hypocitraturia and Urinary Stone Disease: Data from the VHA
Alan C. Pao
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Citrate Alkali Content of Common Over-the-counter and Medical Food Supplements
Brett A. Johnson
UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Clinical Course of Children with Primary Hyperoxaluria in a Clinical Research Network
Gregory E. Tasian
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Introducing the Medicare-Litholink Linked Dataset
John M. Hollingsworth
University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor MI
9:00 - 10:00 am
Session Five: Characterizing and Managing Kidney Stone Events
Moderators: Jonathan Harper & Naim M. Maalouf

Predictors and Cost Comparison of Subsequent Urinary Stone Care at Index versus Non-Index Hospitals
David F. Friedlander
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Defining Stone Passage in a Clinical Trial: Adjudication in the PUSH Study
Naim Maalouf presenting on behalf of the Urinary Stone Disease Network
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Health Related Quality of Life for Wisconsin Stone Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Margaret A. Knoedler
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Geographic Variation in Urinary Stone Disease: The Stone Belt 25 Years Later
John T. Leppert
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
10:00 - 10:30 am
Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
10:30 - 11:30 am
Session Six: Basic Biology of Kidney Stones
Moderators: Ion A. Bobulescu & Muthuvel Jayachandran

Dent Disease in Drosophila: An Unexpected Model to Study the Relationship Between a Cl- Transporter and Ca2+
Carmen J. Reynolds
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science, Rochester, MN

Oxalate reduces Mitochondrial and Lysosomal Function In Myeloid Cells via IL-10 Signaling
Tanecia Mitchell
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Results from New Methods for Proteomic Analysis of Stone Matrix
Jeffrey A. Wesson
Department of Veterans Affairs and Medical College of WI, Milwaukee, WI

Multi-species, Metabolic Redundancy in Oxalate- Formate Handling in the Gut Microbiota
Sromona Mukherjee
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, OH
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Industry Sponsored Lunch
12:30 - 1:15 pm
Business Meeting
* Business Meeting for members only
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Session Seven: Laser Lithotripsy
Moderators: Sara L. Best & Vernon M. Pais, Jr.

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) Comparing Holmium Laser with Moses Technology and SuperPulsed Laser
Christopher Haas
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Laser Lithotripsy Operator Duty Cycle and Thermal Dose: In Vitro Study
William W. Roberts
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

The Thulium Fiber Laser vs Low-Power Ho:YAG Laser for Ureteroscopy in Children
Michael P. Kurtz
Boston Children's Hospital Boston MA

How do we measure the utility of new nephrolithiasis technology? Preliminary data from a multi-institution study
Nicole L. Miller
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2:15 - 2:45 pm
Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
2:45 - 3:45
Session Eight: The Asymptomatic Radiographic Kidney Stone
Moderators: John C. Lieske & Necole Streeper

Stone Morphology Distinguishes Type I Calcium Oxalate Nephrolithiasis
James C. Williams
Indiana University, Bloomington, IL

Can CT Distinguish between Calcium Oxalate Renal Stones and Randallís Plaque?
Peter Rez
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Automated Segmentation of Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder Using a Convolutional Neural Network Model
Katherine Fischer
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Evaluating Living Kidney Donor Candidates at Risk of Nephrolithiasis
Anna L. Zisman presenting on behalf of Sambhavi O. Krishnamoorthy
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
*Grayhawk Golf Club
*Join us for a festive celebration of our first in-person meeting in years. Following the meeting on Saturday, from 5:30 - 7:30, we invite you to the Grayhawk Golf Club to enjoy libations, food, entertainment, and the comradery of your colleagues.
The Golf Club is located at 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway and while formal transportation will not be provided, it is a just 20-minute ride from the hotel.